Research Projects

Project: Innvandreres tilgang til informasjon, samt forståelse og håndtering av risiko og sykdom under covid-epidemien i Norge

Role: project coordinator
Methods: quantitative, qualitative
Funding body: Stiftelsen Dam
2020-4

The Inncovid.Norge project was initiated by the University in Bergen in collaboration with the University of Oslo, Oslo Metropolitan University and Noklus. Esperanza Diaz is the Project Leader. All members of the project team have migrant background. The main aim of the project is to facilitate minority ethnic groups’ access to information and resources in their own language in one place. We also wish to learn about immigrants’ i) access to information, ii) understanding of risk management and recommended measures to take iii) and way of dealing with illness during the COVID-19 epidemic in Norway.

Project: Aging, dementia and the need for care: a qualitative study of experiences and responses to cognitive impairment among families of different cultural backgrounds living in Norway

Role: project leader
Methods: quantitative
Funding body: Extrastiftelsen
2017-02 – 2020-12

The study explored how symptoms of cognitive impairment / dementia are identified, interpreted and responded to in families with different minority backgrounds and families with Norwegian backgrounds. The goal was to understand how family structures, values and norms, as well as linguistic or cultural factors, form different care practices; to explore how, when and on what basis people with cognitive impairments and their families chose to seek care and how they experience the Norwegian public care system.

Project: Polish female migrants and their families – a study of care deficit

Role: leading the quantitative part of the project
Methods: quantitative, qualitative
Funding body: EEA: Polish-Norwegian Research
2013-09 – 2016-08

www.polfamigra.umcs.pl/en/

Project: Friluftsliv for innvandrere

Role: researcher
Methods: qualitative
Funding body: Friluftsliv
2015-08 – 2016-06

Project report

Project: Overcoming Barriers to Equitable Health Care – Meeting the needs of Polish Labor Migrants to improve access to Health Care Services

Role: project leader
Methods: qualitative
Funding body: Norwegian Center for Minority Health Research
2013-06 – 2015-12

“Where to find those doctors?” A qualitative study on barriers and facilitators in access to and utilization of health care services by Polish migrants in Norway

Invisible rights: Barriers and facilitators to access and use of interpreter services in health care settings by Polish migrants in Norway

Project: Kreftforeningen for innvandrere

Role: researcher
Methods: qualitative
Funding body: Kreftforeningen
2012-02 – 2013-03

https://sykepleien.no/forskning/2014/12/innvandrere-vil-vite-mer-om-kreft

Project: Polish labour migrants’ health – A quantitative and qualitative study of Polish migrants in Oslo

Role: project leader
Methods: quantitative, qualitative
Funding body: NAKMI
2007-09 – 2010-09

Project: Youth from the Warmia-Mazury Province

Role: researcher
Methods: quantitative, qualitative
Funding body: Jozef Rusiecki University College in Olsztyn
2005-01 – 2006-11

Project report

Project: A stereotype of a refugee among the students in selected European countries

Role: project leader (Ph.D. project)
Methods: quantitative, qualitative
Funding body: PhD scholarship from University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn, Poland
2002-09 – 2004-06

The main goal of the research was to explore and describe the stereotype of a refugee held by representatives of the young generation of Europeans. The research sample included students of social sciences from Poland, Great Britain and The Federal Republic of Yugoslavia.

Project: The inhabitants of former state farms

Role: researcher
Methods: quantitative, qualitative
Funding body: Agricultural Property Agency of the State Treasury, University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn, Poland
2000-02 – 2001-09

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